VectorLink Office Assistant / Database Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development.


Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria.

Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract,

Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

Under the supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager, the Office Assistant 5 / Database Coordinator supports the implementation of the M&E system of the PMI VectorLink Project in Kenya.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the collection, cleaning, analysis, and reporting of M&E data according to the project’s M&E plan.
  • Tests and maintains functionality of the M&E database, including performing periodic updates and improvements.
  • Trains and supervises data entry clerks and M&E assistants.
  • Secures and prepares data centers before and during each spray campaign.
  • Assists in the regular monitoring of project implementation against established targets and objectives, including supervising data collectors in the field and data entry clerks at data centers.
  • Supports
    periodic internal data quality assessments and prepares the project for possible external (DQAs) to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data, identifying gaps and suggesting corrective actions on time.
  • Collects, analyzes, and presents program data for project staff, partners, counterparts, and donors.
  • Supports the preparation of performance monitoring plans, including developing and defining program indicators and sources of data, as well as annual reports and other project documents.
  • Contributes to the project’s work in HMIS, and in linking country-level HMIS to project monitoring and evaluation, as appropriate.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Secondary School completion (minimum), or a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, information technology, Community Health, Sociology, or other relevant field (desirable).
  • At least one (1) year of relevant experience in database management, monitoring & evaluation, or other relevant social science activities.
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of analytical software (Microsoft Access and Excel, SPSS, Stata, Arc GIS, etc.)
  • Knowledge of health project implementation in general, with a focus on malaria prevention programs very desirable.
  • Knowledge of material logistics systems is desirable.
  • Fluency in English.
  • (1) year of experience and high school diploma OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 30th May, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; VectorLink Office Assistant / Database Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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